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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award Top Pick Award 
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Pros Super durable, great fit, super wicking ability, lifetime guaranteeWarm, comfortable, durable, reliableQuick to dry, comfortable, lighter padded constructionVery breathable, fantastic wicking power, thoughtful cushioning, compressive fitWarm, comfortable, thoughtful ventilation, synthetic construction, durable
Cons Not very warm, no additional paddingNo lifetime guaranteeLacks durabilityNot as durable, not very warmUnderfoot padding holds moisture, specific fit in toe box
Bottom Line A stellar lightweight option for tight boots and aerobic days on the hillA great sock for those seeking an all-around performer that will last for many seasons to comeA lightweight sock that provides a wide range of thermoregulation in all weather conditionsA tight, ultralight ski sock built to simply wick and protectThe best synthetic sock out there for skiers and snowboarders alike
Rating Categories Over-the-Calf Padded Light Smartwool PhD Ski Medium Icebreaker Ski+ Light Smartwool PhD Pro Free Ski Darn Tough ThermoLite OTC
Comfort & Construction (25%)
6
9
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9
Warmth (25%)
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Breathability (25%)
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Fit (15%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Over-the-Calf... Smartwool PhD Ski... Icebreaker Ski+... Smartwool PhD Pro... Darn Tough...
Material 60% Merino Wool, 36% Nylon, 4% Lycra Spandex 65% Merino Wool, 33% Nylon, 2% Elastane, Imported Yarn 57% Merino Wool, 40% Nylon, 3% Lycra 56% merino wool, 41% nylon, 3% elastane 57% Thermolite Polyester, 35% Nylon, 5% Lycra Spandex, 3% Other fiber
Level of Cushioning Ultralightweight Midweight Lightweight Ultralightweight Midweight
Weight 2.85 oz 3.15 oz 3.15 oz 2.2 oz 3.15 oz
Left/Right specific? No No Yes No No
Overall height 14 inches 13 inches 14.25 inches 14 inches 13 inches
Padded area Shin Shin, underfoot, ankle Shin, calf, foot, ankle Ball, heel, shin Shin, underfoot, ankle
Warranty or Guarantee Unconditional Lifetime Guarentee Head to Heels Guarentee upon arrival w/ 2 year Guarentee Lifetime Guarentee Head to Heels Guarentee upon arrival w/ 2 year Guarentee Unconditional Lifetime Guarentee
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